Adaptive optics

Sketch of the laser communication laboratory in the tower of the IOSB building in Ettlingen
© Rui Barros
Sketch of the laser communication laboratory in the tower of the IOSB building in Ettlingen
Part of the transmitter-receiver setup in the laser communication laboratory
© Fraunhofer IOSB, indigo
Part of the transmitter-receiver setup in the laser communication laboratory

Profil

In the research group Adaptive Optics we work on imaging, monitoring and laser communication systems on horizontal optical transmission paths through the earth's atmosphere. We develop simulations, design theoretical models and implement both image processing algorithms and complete Adaptive Optics (AO) systems. Since the requirements for terrestrial AO systems differ significantly from the requirements for astronomical AO systems, we focus on innovative AO concepts and investigate realistic solutions in very different fields of optics.

Find out about the latest developments in our group, read our publications, learn about our laboratory equipment and services.  

We welcome cooperation with industry.

 

Further Informations

Services

We offer our customers the following services.

 

Our team

Members of the Adaptive Optics Group

Laboratory equipment

Our laboratory for adaptive optics is equipped with the latest equipment for simulation, measurement and compensation of atmospheric turbulence. The following table gives an overview of the most important instruments.

 

Publications

 

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